Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Verve Stamps February 2016 Diva Inspirations Challenge and Blog Hop!

It's time for the Verve Divas to bring you our monthly Diva Inspirations Challenge and Blog Hop! There are two ways to win Verve prizes: comment on the design team's blog hop posts (linked below) to see their take on the inspiration, then go get inky and link up your take on the challenge to be eligible in our prize drawings! You have until March 5 to link up, so feel free to play as often as you like.

The pop of color in this industrial style loft speaks of the hope of spring in the midst of winter. Kind of like February... it's still cold and wintry, but new life is on the horizon. Feel free to take your inspiration from the photo or the color combo, whatever suits your fancy! We can't wait to see what you create.

Click here to link up your challenge entries
Challenge deadline: Saturday, March 5.
Prize: $30 gift voucher to the Verve online store!


Oh boy, I know it's been like a million years since I've posted! I'm slowly working my way back into my craft room, I sure have missed all my stamps and ink and paper and glitter and markers and dies, oy! This inspiration challenge this month was just the ticket to get me out of my funk! I just love this color combo!



I started by laying a stencil on the card base and rubbing some green Distress Ink over the stencil. I cut out three flowers using the Pointed Flowers Die Set and then embossed the matching stamps from Lean on Me in white embossing powder. I colored them in with my Tombow markers and then blended with a water brush. I stamped and embossed the sentiment from Floral Notes in white on soft gray cardstock. I rounded one of the corners on the sentiment to add a little interest, and rounded that same corner on the card base. Last detail was to add some Shine Bright sequins and some twine.


Here on this photo, you can see the sparkly background. I ran my glitter pen over the green parts of the stenciled leaves, I also added the shimmer to the water-colored flowers, it's so sparkly IRL!!


Amy's blog is up next, don't miss it!!

Need a little inspiration? Check out the blogs linked below to see what the other Divas did with the challenge! It's sure to be a treat, and speaking of treats, we're giving away a $30 gift voucher to Verve to one random commenter along the hop! 


1. Julee8. Marisa
2. Amber9. Maureen
3. Amy10. Sankari
4. Betty11. Stacey
5. Charmaine12. Susan
6. Christyne13. Teresa
7. Laurie

39 comments:

JoAnn said...

Beautiful. Love all the detail and the embossed flowers.

Cynthia Daugherty said...

these flowers are top-notch!

Sheri said...

Very pretty and very soft. Love it alot!

Arianna Barbara said...

Beautiful project!!!! Love it!

Maureen said...

so divine, Schmoopy! I've been missing your creativity…hope you get to enjoy more soon :) ox

wannabcre8tive said...

Your card is so beautiful. I love the soft colors.

Team Clark said...

Such a beautiful soft design, perfect!

Christy Lynn said...

I was wondering where you were :) Hope you're doing great!!

lvtaz2000 said...

I can't believe how pretty this card is. I love how original this design is.

Stephanie said...

This is just so soft and pretty!

McStamper said...

Very pretty. Great background.

EmileeAnn said...

Wow! So soft and pretty.

Kris B said...

Lovely! I love the soft colors and the stenciled background! Beautiful card!

Jean Bullock said...

Great stenciling!

Beverly Perdue said...

Hi Amber, Thank you for sharing your beautiful card. I love the glittery shimmer and the soft colors.

Oh You Made Me Ink said...

The is a beautiful take on the inspiration piece! I really love your card! It is so soft and beautiful!!

Michele Henderson said...

Beautiful pastel palette! It feel like spring!
Take Care!
Michele

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Oh, this is gorgeous, Amber! Love that stenciled background and the soft dreamy look to the flowers has my heart going pitter patter. :)

Janelle said...

Just Lovely! Love all the details you put on this card...sparkles and all!

Denise Bryant said...

Gorgeous card! Love the soft colors and the leafy background to set off those lovely flowers!

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful card. Love the soft colors.
Gr, Elly

Sue Crease said...

Such a delicate and lovely card.
Sue

Radha said...

Soft to my eye, love it!

Nancy said...

Beautiful stenciled background, which makes for a lovely card!

Helen Gullett said...

Beautiful stenciled background with the flowers. Lovely!

Karen Day said...

So soft & pretty, Amber! I love the little bit of glimmer :o)

Christine said...

Adore the soft colors and the shimmer! Gotta get a glitter pen!

Angie McKee said...

Absolutely beautiful! I really love the gridline flower center - such a fun idea!

ionabunny said...

Pretty. Like the stencil fading out. Must try. Hugz

Donna said...

This is beautiful, soft and calming and sparkly at the same time!

Amy C. said...

Beautiful pastels on your card and the shimmer is so pretty!

Super Stick Chick said...

Love how the stenciled background blends so well with the flowers.

Heather said...

Beautiful!! The soft colors are so pretty and I love the soft edges created with your stencil.

Neha said...

Loved the subtle stenciled background! Awesome take on the inspiration

Pat said...

I love the big leaves stencilled in the background Amber and the pretty pink flowers over the top with the shiny white sequin and the grey of the sentiment tab all in those pretty soft tones. x

Miriam Prantner said...

So soft and pretty! I love that stencil you used!

D- said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful card.
Crafty hugs,
Dawn
DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

Papercrafting Princess said...

Soft and pretty!

Terri said...

So Soft and Very pretty!